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JOLT event challenges students' cyber skills

JOLT event challenges students' cyber skills

October 16, 2023

Assistant Teaching Professor of Computer Science Mayo Johnson took a group of his former and current students to the JOLT Cyber Security events Oct 6-8.

JOLT is a three-day cybersecurity challenge geared towards high school students, college students, and professional teams. The experience challenges their cybersecurity, encoding, and software knowledge to solve Jeopardy-style challenges designed by experts in the cyber industry. This gives students a unique way to connect to real-world tools and techniques that are used by cyber professional every day.

Those who participate have the opportunity to:

  • Improve critical thinking processes and mindsets needed to solve complex technical puzzles
  • Learn real-world tools and techniques in the cyber industry
  • Improve team building
  • Hands-On experience with new and foundational concepts of cybersecurity.

We are proud of these students for taking the step to apply their knowledge at UA-PTC and learn more about this industry from experts in their field!

Learn more about JOLT: www.venturecenter.co/entrepreneurs/programs/jolt/

Above photo left to right: Griffin Kight, Associate Teaching Professor Mayo Johnson, Malik El-Amin, Macy Hudson, Autumn Edmondson, Joshua Chapman, Alex Rancifer, Ryan Ward

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